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Malegaon blast: SC issues notice to NIA, Maha govt

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Malegaon blast AVThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Maharashtra government in regard to a plea filed by Lt Col Shrikant Purohit seeking the cancellation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) charges framed against him in the Malegaon blast.

The Apex Court two-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and also comprising Justice Amitabh Roy, posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.

Col. Purohit knocked the doors of the Apex Court after his petition seeking discharge was dismissed by the Bombay High Court.

On September 29, 2008, six people were killed and 101 people injured after a bomb tied to a motorcycle exploded in Nashik’s Malegaon town.

In November 2008, the Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested 11 people in this connection.

However, in April 2011, the investigation was transferred to the NIA.

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